Tag Archives: Consumerism

Make Sure You Download the Latest Ministry of Propaganda Updates

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds It’s time once again to check for Ministry of Propaganda updates, which like Windows and iOS is constantly being updated to counter new threats and enhance the user experience (heh). Much like the other … Continue reading

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Calm Before the Tempest?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Let’s start by stipulating the obvious: no one knows the future, and most of the guesses–oops, I mean forecasts–will be wrong. Arguing about the forecasts now won’t make any difference as to which ones … Continue reading

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Wokeness is a Product of Neoliberalism

Why don’t more people make this connection? By Chad C. Mulligan Source: The Hipcrime Vocab Substack One thing I haven’t seen people point out anywhere else is how much the current atmosphere of “wokeness” is an outcome of neoliberalism. Let … Continue reading

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Can a Nation Prosper as its Institutions Fail?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Economists focus on what can be easily measured: sales, profits, prices, tax revenues, etc. Since the decay and failure of institutions isn’t easily quantified, this decay doesn’t register in the realm of economics. Since it … Continue reading

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The Houses of Dead and Crooked Souls

By Edward Curtin Source: Behind the Curtain “A house constitutes a body of images that give mankind proofs or illusions of stability.”      – Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space There is a vast and growing gulf between the world’s rich and … Continue reading

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The Accelerating Destruction Of Earth’s Biodiversity: When Will We Act?

By Robert J. Burrowes As those individuals aware of it will have observed, presumably with deep regret, the latest ‘International Day for Biological Diversity’passed on 22 May with the bulk of the human population continuing to act in ways that destroy … Continue reading

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Where’s Dirk Gently When You Need Him?

By Erik Assadourian Source: Resilience Did you hear? A supersized cargo ship got wedged in the Suez Canal on March 23rd? If you didn’t, you must do pretty well at avoiding the news, social media, and late night TV. But … Continue reading

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Desperate Americans Who Can’t Afford Housing Are Becoming “Modern-Day Nomads” …But Not By Choice

By Robert Wheeler Source: The Organic Prepper A recent story floating around mainstream media regarding “modern-day nomads” reads like a contemporary article on Henry David Thoreau. It shares stories of people looking to downsize their life and live simply and … Continue reading

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